‘Barrel ageing’ oak wine bottle to launch
An oak bottle which promises to replicate the effects of ageing wine in barrels at home has been launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.
Weinlaub: ‘I want to make Chilean Grange’
Viña Maipo’s chief winemaker, Max Weinlaub, is so passionate about Syrah, he aspires to make the Chilean equivalent of Australian icon wine Penfolds Grange.
A herd of Pinot-chomping sheep, a trip to the decadent Paris Opera and a visit to a positively buzzing Australia Day Tasting make for an entertaining week in the drinks trade.
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Jacob’s Creek has announced the launch of a multi million pound UK marketing campaign featuring the brand’s winemakers and growers.
A US Ivy League college has banned its students from drinking or possessing hard alcohol on campus in a bid to boost its beleaguered reputation.
The Drinks Business is proud to have been listed as the biggest drinks trade news site in the world, according to rankings published by Alexa.
The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has unveiled its keen lineup of speakers for BeerX, its celebration of British beer taking place in Sheffield this March.
Scottish brewer BrewDog has launched a global import and export division, announcing an exclusive supply deal with US craft brewer Stone Brewing Co.
Craft brews fit for the Super Bowl, a vegan fruit beer and a “massive” imperial stout that blew away its competition make it into this week’s round up.
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The late Baroness Philippine de Rothschild’s children have spoken of their plans for the future of Mouton Rothschild.
When Hannibal Lector uttered his line about eating a man’s liver with “fava beans and a nice Chianti”, his food and wine matching choice was very deliberate.
Two of Burgundy’s top producers, Nicolas Groffier and Sebastien Cathiard, have expressed their delight at the rapidly growing appreciation of Burgundy that is developing in Hong Kong.
With months before Parker pronounces on this year’s en primeur, and rumours he might not get to Bordeaux until April, merchants are eyeing up 2005.
Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has struck a deal with Australia’s national carrier Qantas to serve Mumm and Perrier Jouët to its first class passengers.
Charles King is to relinquish his role as managing director of Louis Roederer’s UK agency business, Maisons Marques et Domaines, to take up the position of vice-chairman.
The Comité Champagne has confirmed it will increase reserve from last year’s harvest due to an expected 1% increase in sales for 2014.
Bordeaux has found a level at which buyers are prepared to return to the market and is beginning to outpace Burgundy and Champagne, says Gibbs.
Piper-Heidsieck has been named as the exclusive Champagne of the Academy Awards in a deal set to last three years.
The modern wine trader is undoubtedly a demanding beast. Not only do they want to keep costs down, but they want more visibility, increased flexibility of supply, as well as faster access to information.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.